WAR MMA’s Caleb Mitchell on porn dynasty, machete attack, and Charlie Sheen

WAR MMA’s Caleb Mitchell on porn dynasty, machete attack, and Charlie Sheen

Bloody Elbow’s Steph Daniels and her MMA Sentinel Radio co-host Iain Kidd recently sat down with Caleb Mitchell, one of WAR MMA 1’s featherweight hopefuls, and even though you probably don’t recognize his name now, you’re going to remember it after reading this interview.  The least interesting thing about Mitchell is that his grandfather spent his younger days sailing the seven seas and circumnavigating the globe twice.  But let’s get down to what we’re really here for: sex and bloody machete attacks!  Turns out, Mitchell’s dad and uncle are sort of the godfathers of porn:

My dad was known as an infamous pornographer.  He and his brother Jim Mitchell are known as the Mitchell Brothers.  They came out with one of the first full-length motion picture pornography movies called Behind the Green Door, and at one point they had 13 strip clubs.  My family still owns The Mitchell Brothers’ O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco.

Neat, huh?  Oh, wait…

What happened is really unfortunate.  When I was eight years old my uncle went over to my Dad’s house and murdered him.  It became big news, and a few years later, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez decided to do a movie about it called Rated X, which was a complete slander on my father… If I see him, I’d give him a nice bitch slap.  Emilio Estevez, I pretty much feel the same.

If ever a fighter needed some motivation entering the ring, Caleb Mitchell’s got it in spades.  He’s especially raw over the situation considering his uncle only served three years in jail for the murder and, when released, cheated his brother’s kids out of their trust funds and wrongful death settlement.  Uncle Jim’s an asshole.

With a childhood like that, Mitchell’s probably not going to take a fight name like “Christmas” or “Muscle Shark” and though the nickname “Machete” might seem a little banal or cliché, please consider the fact he took it after surviving a three-on-one machete attack in the wilds of Guatemala:

…seeing as the guy was about to bash my head in with a rock, I took the initiative to grab the machete out of one of the guys’ hands and struck the guy with the rock, so he dropped to the ground and I got hit in my head with the other machete.  I swung around and hit that guy, but he ran away and the guy I took the machete from originally was just standing there, so I pushed him down the hill, ran up to him and could have hit him, but instead I told him to get away and he started to run.

Watch the soft-spoken and unassuming Mitchell talk to FrontRowFights.com about his life (and notice the trophy machete above his fireplace!):

Legitimate BAMF.  Mitchell (4-3), not surprisingly, fights out of Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Watch him on the WAR MMA 1 co-main event this weekend against Evan Esguerra (7-5).

Author’s Note: you might be tempted, but don’t watch Behind the Green Door unless you’re into “artsy” porn or mimes.  Just trust me on this.

[Photos courtesy of Nick Diaz Promotions]

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